dementia

Essays

How Music and Memory Work Together When You’re Processing Trauma

A song can transport our minds back in time – but there may be ways to unlearn the pain we associate with a piece of music, too.
Ben Charlie Smoke
10.4.18
politics

The Definitive Overanalysis of Donald Trump’s 41-word Assault on Canada

In a few sentences, the US president managed to mock our identity, Justin Trudeau and even ‘O Canada.’
Mack Lamoureux
6.26.18
crime

Tragic Tales of Elderly Men Who Killed Their Sick Wives

Six stories about the devastating effects dementia can have on a couple.
Sandrine Issartel
8.1.17
Inter-generational Warfare

Why Young People Need to Start Acting as an Interest Group

What's more important – a safe future, or reverting to the imperial measurements?
Tom Whyman
4.4.17
Motherboard

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.
Michael Byrne
1.22.17
Stuff

Weed Might Be Able to Block the Onset of Alzheimer's

If you're regularly exercising and smoking pot, you're already taking the right steps to ward off the disease.
VICE Staff
6.29.16
jeff astle

Family of Jeff Astle Believe Degenerative Brain Disease Affects Up to 250 Former Players

The daughter of former England player Jeff Astle thinks it could be “the tip of a very big iceberg”
Will Magee
4.13.16
Post Mortem

How to Have Sex on Your Deathbed

Just because you're slowly dying of a terminal illness doesn't mean you're not thinking about sex.
Simon Davis
10.6.15
NFL

If Sydney Seau Doesn't Speak Out Against the NFL, Someone Else Will

Junior Seau's daughter says she won't mention the NFL's concussion cover-up during her father's Hall of Fame induction. If Canton-caliber players are more likely to end up with CTE, will the silence last?
Patrick Hruby
8.6.15
Stuff

What Watching My Granddad Spiral into Dementia Has Taught Me About Life and Love

A few years ago, my grandad started to forget things. Since then, I've spent a lot of time figuring out how to cope with his decline.
Lauren O'Neill
8.3.15
Stuff

Talking to David Baddiel About the Comedy in Dementia

Baddiel's father was recently diagnosed with Pick's disease, an aggressive form of dementia. We spoke to the writer and stand-up about using this—as well as his mother's affair and sudden death— as material for his new show.
Liam Lonergan
7.29.15
Photography

Loneliness, Friendship, and Threesomes

Much of photographer Isadora Kosofsky's art takes the aged as its subject, with perhaps her most famous project being The Three, a photo essay following a love triangle among three seniors living in different care facilities in Los Angeles.
Monica Heisey
7.3.15
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